- the highest point; summit; peak: The empire was at the acme of its power.
Origin of acme
Related Words for acmeculmination, apogee, zenith, top, vertex, height, summit, peak, meridian, climax, ultimate, capstone, optimum
Examples from the Web for acme
Contemporary Examples of acme
The team behind Indochine and Acme is also opening Tijuana Picnic in the LES sometime this month.Who to See and Where to be Seen: The Hot Tips for New York Fashion Week
September 3, 2014
He is the acme of political correctness (notwithstanding the odd drone directed at “AfPak”).Mr. Politically Correct Obama, Meet Your Opposite, India’s Mr. Modi
May 17, 2014
I did comedy sketches of her at ACME, but she was known as ‘The Other Mrs. Gabor’ then.‘Family Guy’ Star Alex Borstein Is Ready for Her HBO Close-Up
November 12, 2013
But Sanjay seems today like an adumbration, rather than the acme, of authoritarian possibilities in India.Hold Onto Your Penis
David Frum, Justin Green
November 29, 2012
ACME has a mousetrap division that is not performing very well.Capital Gains: Answering Krugman and Bernstein
January 23, 2012
Historical Examples of acme
Traffic was intense, and had reached what might be supposed its acme.
Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
But that's no matter, for the acme of my military ambitions is now attained.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
Sir Donald follows the sense of compassion, which often is the acme of intrinsic craft.
This generous disposition of yours I now regard as acme of human dower.
- the culminating point, as of achievement or excellence; summit; peak
Word Origin for acme
Word Origin and History for acme
"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c.1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.